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3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Rome Burning fountain pen ink.
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Noodler's Rome Burning (3oz Bottled Ink)

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Rome Burning fountain pen ink. Dried ink turns purple when submersed in water!

Noodler’s inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

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Bottled Inks
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Noodler's Rome Burning (3oz Bottled Ink) is rated 4.0222 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from unique ink I love the color of this ink. Its kind of a boring brown, but there is some quality that I can't quite put my finger on that makes this ink pop off the page. That said, it is a VERY finicky ink. it is fairly fast drying, but it feathers on EVERY paper I've tried and bleeds through all but the thickest of papers. I can get some decent shading out of it on the mixed media paper I use, but on Rhodia and Clairefontaine there isn't much shading to speak of. I typically prefer a fine or extra fine nib, but I've found that this ink actually performs better in a medium. Be prepared, this ink will likely stain your convertor/inner pen workings a transparent purple.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best When Wet This is a quality ink, but not for everyone. The color is a fascinating shade of light golden brown, and demonstrates wonderful shading. Once dry, however, the color becomes quite even. The quality varies greatly among different quality and color paper. For example, I use this on yellow legal pads or Rhodia and it's absolutely beautiful, but on white notebook paper the color is muted and hard to read. Make sure you try this on several different papers to figure out what works best. I recommend using a pen that lays down a very wet line. Rome Burning is a luscious ink, so let it flow liberally for best effect.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good not great I received this ink as a part of the brown, sepia package. I did a quick dip test of all the inks and this one caught my eye first. I immediately filled my Lamy 200 F with it, but am starting to have second thoughts. It flows nicely and is, in my opinion, a perfect brown before it dries. The dry ink is a cold brown that almost has a greenish element to it. There is little to no shading which is a bit disappointing and feathers worse than any Noodlers ink I have tried. It almost makes my Rhodia paper look like cheap copy paper. This is probably better suited for art purposes. I don't dislike it enough to empty my pen yet, but I won't be buying a whole bottle.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's an OK Brown I bought this ink as part of my Ink Drop membership. It is a pleasant golden brown as shown in the photograph. When I rinse it under running water it turns to an ok violet color. The ink is very watery and soaks through cheap paper. However, it does not work well with the flex nib, and it seems to skip easily. Too much flexing and I get railroading typical of most watery inks. The color actually is the color of sand I wanted for a drawing I have been trying to create. I might purchase a bottle just to finish the drawing. However, I don't see much use for the violet left by putting the ink under running water except possibly in a Chemistry class when I discuss solvents and solubility.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A weird, unique ink. I'm not going to lie, this ink is kind of an enigma. It's an extremely wet ink that goes on the page a dark brown, and dries within a second or two to a deep gold. It looks like it has a sparkly sheen without actually having one, and once dry, the page can be run under water for a short time and the yellow component of the ink washes away and leaves a beautiful lavender behind. It does spread and feather on copy paper, and bleeds through like a madman on any cheap paper. It's not really well behaved. It gushes from dip nibs. There's no shading to speak of. This definitely isn't a normal, everyday ink. But I do like it. The color is unique enough to make me keep a pen inked with it for jotting random things down. For me personally I'd rate this ink a 4, but I know some people out there would be disappointed by Rome Is Burning's behavior on the page, so it gets 3 stars.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Running All Over the Page I obtained a sample of this ink. It is an interesting acting ink with a neat little color change. I like the unique golden brown color at the end. My issue with this ink is that if bled through nearly every paper I tried it with, Rhodia, Clairefontaine, and 100 gsm printer paper. Though it did not bleed through my Exacompta sketchbook pages, the line width on my pen at least doubled in size and the ink the gurgled out of my pen. It might work for a very thin and dry writing pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful ink, great properties...but... This ink is a beautiful color that has an absolute air of "time" about it. Almost golden on good paper. When let to dry, then gotten wet, it turns a beautiful lavender. The ink is very, very poorly behaved on cheap paper and is very wet. These are not really big issues, however, since this is primarily an "art ink" to me--it's a joy to use along with watercolor washes.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly brown, rarely purple I'm currently using this in a 50s-era Pelikan 400 medium; it ends up writing fairly wet, but dries quickly. The result is a light, unsaturated brown -- not as punchy as Noodler's whaleman's sepia, but much much easier to handle without dilution. It washes out purple (the purple binds to the paper, and the brown doesn't, presumably), but one doesn't see the purple in normal use, except on the nib, where the ink creep is entirely purple. It's amusing to use this to write in Latin.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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